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    SPEAKING ??? FRIDAY (28 FEBRUARY) IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF STOOL LANDS IN GHANA?

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    Background: SPEAKING ??? FRIDAY (28 FEBRUARY) IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF STOOL LANDS IN GHANA AT A LECTURE IN ACCRA, THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND ECONOMY AND ESTATE MANAGEMENT OF KUMASI'S UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MR. EBENEZER ACQUAYE, CALLED FOR DRASTIC LAND REFORMS IN THE COUNTRY, MR. ACQUAYE, WHO IS A CHARTERED SURVEYOR, SUGGESTED THAT THERE SHOULD BE A LAW PROHIBITING THE OUTRIGHT SALE OF COMMUNAL STOOL LANDS AND THAT THIS SHOULD BE SPECIFIED IN THE GHANAIAN CONSTITUTION.

    MR. ACQUAYE'S LECTURE WAS THE FINAL ONE OF A SERIES CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS, UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR. R.S. AMEGASHIE, THE COMMISSIONER FOR LANDS AND MINERAL RESOURCES.

    MR. ACQUAYE SAID THAT GHANA'S LAND ACTS HAVE IN THE PAST TENDED TOWARDS ASSIMILATION AND NOT RECONCILIATION, AND THAT ONE OF THE MOST "RIDICULOUS SECTIONS" IS THE PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION ON THE ACQUISITION OF LANDS. WITH PRIVATE LANDS, HE ADDED, THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IS BASED ON OPEN MARKET VALUE; WITH STOOL LANDS THE ACQUISITION IS "SHROUDED FRAUDULENTLY" UNDER THE TERMS "AUTHORISING THE OCCUPATION AND USE OF THE LANDS" AND COMPENSATION IS IN THE FORM OF ANNUAL SUMS AS ARE CONSIDERED PROPER BY THE STATE.

    HE OBSERVED THAT THERE HAS BEEN "UNBRIDLED ABUSE OF POWER BY THE STOOLS, RAMPANT MISAPPROPRIATION OF STOOL LAND REVENUE AND AN INCREDIBLE DEGREE OF MISMANAGEMENT OF STOOL LAND THAT THREATENED THE VERY FABRIC OF THE GHANAIAN SOCIETY." MR. ACQUAYE SAID THAT PUBLIC LANDS SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED AND DEVELOPED PROPERLY. HE SAID THAT STOOL LAND IS NOT VESTED ON ANY ONE PERSON BUT BELONGS TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY - THEREFORE A DIRECT SALE OF STOOL LAND IS A CONTRAVENTION OF THE LAWS RELATING TO CUSTOMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5Q36HIYD2GAU0JBZXIJHYN4GG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Q36HIYD2GAU0JBZXIJHYN4GG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
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    /
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    N/A

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